Our Mission : Contribute to the development of a sugar cane industry that is efficient, globally competitive, and sustainable through transfer of improved technologies.


We are currently involved in the following projects:

Recent News

Strategic Development Plan (SDP)

The Elaboration of a Sugar Industry Strategic Development Plan was agreed to on January 22nd 2015. BY SUGAR INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS, TO ENSURE THE CONTINUED SOCIO-ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY IN NORTHERN…

Belizean Sugar Cane Farmers Benefit from The Hershey Company

San Jose Village, Orange Walk was the scene today, for the public unveiling of a historic joint venture between The Hershey Company and the Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI)—the technical…

Tractor Services

Information Bulletin for Crop Season 2015 – 2016

Reports provided are those of the mill, laboratory and SCPC during the sugar cane milling season also known as the “Zafra”. Data is intended to be informative and provide accurate data as…

Our Departments:

Extension Department

The Technology Transfer Section in collaboration with the Research and Development Section is responsible to improve cane yields, the cost-effectiveness and net returns for the cane farmers implementing an efficient extension network, training courses, on-farm trials and demonstrations, field days and information dissemination. Read More...

Monitoring & Coordination

The role of the Monitoring and Coordination unit of SIRDI is to enhance capacities of sugar cane industry stakeholders to plan the development and implementation of a Sugar Industry Management Information System (SIMIS) for coordination and monitoring. Read More...

Research Department

The Belize Sugar Industry is currently heading in a direction of maximizing production in the same area. Plant nutrition turns into a key factor to increase productivity. Plant nutrition requires an investment from the farmer. Maximizing this investment by utilizing correct quantities of fertilizer applications start to become a key issue of the farmer as the farmers being to lower the cost of production. Read More...

Agriculture & Engineering

The introduction of effective and efficient technologies designed specifically for the mechanical production of sugarcane to assist the sugarcane growers of Belize in being more productive. The primary focus is that of land preparation, emphasising its importance and the proper execution of the different tasks required for sugarcane production. Read More...

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